‘TINA’ prodco Lightbox rejigs development by hiring Critical Content’s Alexis Gomez-Garcia

Alexis Gomez-Garcia

TINA prodco Lightbox has appointed former Critical Content and Bunim Murray Productions exec Alexis Gomez-Garcia to work across its unscripted output from LA.

Gomez-Garcia becomes VP of development at Lightbox in LA, with Suzanne Lavery upped to become SVP of unscripted at the Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn-founded prodco’s London office.

Reporting into creative director for development, Ben Samuel, Gomez-Garcia will focus on expanding returning series, limited series and feature documentaries for streamers and broadcasters. The firm’s recent output includes Hip Hop Uncovered for FX, Supervillain for Showtime and Diagnosis for Netflix.

Suzanne Lavery

Gomez-Garcia was most recently senior director of development at Critical Content, where she developed and sold projects to Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max, Discovery+, Bravo, E! and National Geographic. Prior to that, she was manager of development at Banijay-owned Bunim Murray.

London’s Lavery

Lavery, meanwhile, will expand her remit to oversee the company’s limited series for the international market, having joined Lightbox in 2015 as a showrunner on investigative series, The Traffickers.

She is currently exec producing Netflix’s The Story of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier (w/t) and Nat Geo’s Return To The Moon, which follows NASA’s Artemis mission.

The rejig comes three months after Lightbox exited Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund, with its founders re-taking full control of the company they launched in 2014.

Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn said: “Despite the very difficult circumstances, last year was our most successful yet and we are well placed for 2021 and beyond to push for further growth – plans for which Alexis and Suzanne will be instrumental.”

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